Record thoughts and questions here that come up as you watch the
episode. Explore them later with the group.
Listen to God’s Word: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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Spiritual disciplines…are designed to help us be active and effective in the spiritual realm of our own heart, now spiritually alive by grace, in relation to God and his kingdom. They are designed to help us withdraw from total dependence on the merely human or natural (and in that sense to mortify the “flesh,” kill it off, let it die) and to depend also on the ultimate reality, which is God and his kingdom.
Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God
Disciplines are intentional ways we open space in our lives for the
worship of God. They are not harsh but grace-filled ways of responding
to the presence of Christ with our bodies. Worship happens in our
bodies, not just our heads….Offering our bodies to God lands us smack in
the middle of our weakness and limits. We don’t have unlimited energy,
time and personal resources. We are finite. We need to be realistic
about what our body can do and sustain…Spiritual disciplines are ways we
give our bodies to unhurried rhythms of grace. They are ways we unhurry
our souls before God.
Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us